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Title: Solar reflector

A solar reflector having a flexible triangular reflective sheet or membrane for receiving and reflecting solar energy therefrom. The reflector is characterized by the triangular reflective sheet which is placed under tension thereby defining a smooth planar surface eliminating surface deflection which heretofore has reduced the efficiency of reflectors or heliostats used in combination for receiving and transmitting solar energy to an absorber tower.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6427895
Report Number(s):
US 4251135
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 7 May 1979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR REFLECTORS; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; ROTATION; SHEETS; STRESSES; SUPPORTS; EQUIPMENT; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; MOTION; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT 141000* -- Solar Collectors & Concentrators